[Python-Dev] Why does the Contributor Agreement need my address?

Joseph C. Sible josephcsible at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 23:59:35 EDT 2018

On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 11:47 PM Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:

> Seriously, "nobody else does" shows you haven't looked much.  For
> example, the first two I just looked at also require a mailing
> address:
> Apache CLA
> https://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.pdf
> Android CLA
> https://cla.developers.google.com/clas/new?domain=DOMAIN_GOOGLE&kind=KIND_INDIVIDUAL
> So I'll guess that projects big enough to hire actual lawyers require
> an address.

Fair. I guess I should have said "nobody else that I've ever
contributed code upstream to does". (I suppose I have mostly
contributed to smaller, less formal projects in the past.)

> As to why they want an address, you'll have to ask a
> lawyer!  There aren't any on this list.  So, if you really want to
> pursue this, I suggest you direct the question instead to the Python
> Software Foundation, which deals with the project's legalities:
>     psf at python.org

Thanks, this is useful information.

Joseph C. Sible

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